was a disaster adviser to president george w. bush. he handled the damage after hurricane katrina. and says storms like this have exposed weaknesses in infrastructure, as several power companies are struggling to bring customers back online. >> widespread, sustained power outages are among the top concerns for homeland security officials. and i know this type of thing keeps them awake at night. >> and the nasty heat fuses to go away. a live look outside now. heat advisory in effect today, with temperatures above 90 degrees. almost getting used to it. first warning weather coverage continues with bob turk. >> on the water is where you want to be. we had some thunderstorms. now, any of these storms tonight, between 5:00 and 9:00, could become locally severe. and that means wind gusts over 58 miles an hour. and some small hail. right now, we have a few storms that have just moved into frederick county. we take a closer look there. a bunch of them out to the west. and in fact, a severe thunderstorm watch right now, for garrett county, until 10:00 tonight. two cells there. one north of cascade.